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Sneaky   /snˈiki/   Listen
Sneaky

adjective
1.
Marked by deception.  Synonyms: underhand, underhanded.
2.
Marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed.  Synonyms: furtive, sneak, stealthy, surreptitious.  "A sneak attack" , "Stealthy footsteps" , "A surreptitious glance at his watch"






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"Sneaky" Quotes from Famous Books



... unfortunate persons who are always bursting into tears and bahooing out that nobody loves them. Nobody will, so long as they bahoo. Let them stop bahooing. There is unsoundness in the mental organization of the sneaky person who stays a few weeks in a family, and sets each member of it against all the rest by secretly repeating to each exaggerated and malicious accounts of what has been paid as to him or her by the others. There is unsoundness in the perverse person ...
— The Recreations of A Country Parson • A. K. H. Boyd

... kind of cake, too," exclaimed Polly Perkins fretfully. "You know I never have Napoleons at my teas because you call them yours, but brioche has always been mine; and when I have our neighbors in to my studio, what can I give them? I did not know you could be so sneaky." ...
— Molly Brown's Orchard Home • Nell Speed

... got to the point where he avoided controversial subjects with Tog even when provoked and she had a sneaky little way of provoking arguments. They had only one really knock down and drag-out verbal battle on the way ...
— Ultima Thule • Dallas McCord Reynolds

... Roger darkly. "Fishes like water. I only hope he'll wipe his fins when he comes in. The last rainy day he dripped all over the room. I was 'most drowned before we finished. But it was mean and sneaky of Win to go up to the Manor this morning. He might have known that I wanted help ...
— The Spanish Chest • Edna A. Brown



Words linked to "Sneaky" :   sneakiness, corrupt, concealed, crooked



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